Shepherd's hut rural glamping site

The Plainview team have just submitted a retrospective application to secure planning approval for a new rural tourism site in East Sussex. We have worked on a variety of rural development schemes across England and this particular project is for … Continued

enforcement in a London conservation area

Dealing with enforcement notices is a challenging task, especially when the site is located within a Conservation Area. Our client had made a range of renovations to improve their rear windows and doors to their property in St Johns Wood … Continued


We have secured approval for a change of use and successfully avoided enforcement action for the owner of an 8-person HMO in Epping Forest. We were contacted to assist after the landlord received a visit from the Enforcement team. Of … Continued

AS Construction

Our compilation of a robust evidence base under restrictive time constraints has secured the future of 4 residential flats in London. Background: Following a visit by a planning officer and the receipt of a letter advising that they were in … Continued


Our recent approval at planning committee for the retention of extensions and alterations made to a building of merit in a Westminster conservation area, provides an excellent example of how planning consultants add value to householder planning applications. Overview: A … Continued


We are delighted with our recent enforcement appeal success against Worthing Borough Council which also saw full costs awarded to our client. The grounds: The crux of the alleged enforcement was over a small section of an existing car park … Continued

Appeal stats 2015

In July 2016 the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) released its Annual Report and Accounts, which sets out the Inspectorate’s performance and financial position for the year.  As ever it made for interesting review. The hot topic of discussion lay in the … Continued

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evidence timeline

Plainview Planning recently stepped in at the last minute to assist an appellant who was out of their depth. The appellant had submitted an appeal following a refusal of a Certificate of Lawfulness for 3 flats in Hackney. The basis of the appellant’s … Continued

planning application forms(8)

Submitting a planning application is an investment of time, money and energy.  To have your proposal refused by a local planning authority can come as a shock, especially if you feel the reasons for refusal are unjustified. If you are … Continued


We regularly receive enforcement enquiries from concerned clients who have been contacted by their local enforcement department but aren’t clear on what it means, what their options are, and what to do next. In light of this we have compiled … Continued